Tour de l’Alberta
The Tour de l’Alberta (TdA) is a legacy ride that ran for 25 years as a public ride held on the last day of the Tour de France (based originally in Morinville, more recently Beaumont). It required considerable volunteer resources (and risk). In 2020 it will transition into a club ride for EBTC members only involving few volunteers because of reduced services (non-supported; no snacks at rest stops) resulting in a significantly reduced cost to members (about $45; lunch included). Two food trucks will serve hot lunch and cold dessert: Meat Street Pies (aka tourtiere) and DaVinci Gelato (ice cream). The event will be held out of the beautiful Riviere Qui Barre arena (big thanks to the Riviere Qui Barre Agricultural Society for their support). If you want to invite a guest for the ‘after ride lunch/social’, extra ‘food only’ tickets will be available for sale at the time of registration on Karelo (lunch guests do not need an EBTC membership). Route options: 50 & 100km. Details regarding registration deadline, event start time, route and cost to be announced at the EBTC social on April 5th.
NOTE: To help you prepare for the TdA on July 19, consider joining either the Ardrossan Target the Tour ride each Sunday or the WestEnd Target the Tour, both beginning Sunday April 12. The Sunday Afternoon ride starting April 19 will also be helpful in getting you ready for the TdA.